Dell Studio S1535-143B
Better battery life than its predecessor, thanks to extended-cell battery; 4GB of RAM and big 320GB hard drive; HDMI output, touch-sensitive media controls.
Big, unwieldy battery adds bulk and weight; slightly clacky keyboard.
The Dell Studio S1535-143B strikes a fine balance between Dell's XPS and Inspiron lines, offering good looks and decent performance for less than $1,000, even if the previous model had a slightly better processor.
07-Nov-2008 10:06 AM PST